Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body Under the Piano
Twelve-year-old Aggie and her family live in Torquay, England, in 1902 and are struggling to adapt to life following the death of her father. When inquisitive Aggie discovers the body of one of the town’s most disliked citizens, she and her new friend Hector, a recent immigrant from Belgium, set out to solve the mystery on their own and face a variety of dangerous situations. This engaging Canadian mystery novel for grades 4-8 addresses issues of the time, including women’s rights and accepting immigrants, and can be used for a class read-aloud, literature circles, and independent reading.
English Language Arts